Capcom's sequel to zombie-massacre action game is pushed back; due in NA on Sept. 28, Japan Sept. 30, and EU Oct. 1.
In February, Capcom announced that the sequel to its hit zombie-apocalypse action game Dead Rising would arrive on August 31. However, much like the lumbering undead masses players must fight in both games, Dead Rising 2's release date has fallen behind. The Japanese publisher announced today that the new installment in its franchise will now arrive in North America on September 28, in Japan on September 30, and in Europe on October 1.
While the original Dead Rising was Xbox 360-exclusive, its follow-up is being released for Microsoft's console, the PlayStation 3, and the PC. However, Capcom has announced that the game will have 360-specific downloadable content in the form of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Set for release shortly before the full game, Case Zero serves as a bridge between the first Dead Rising and its sequel, introducing players to the new protagonist and setting as well as explaining its link to the original.
Xbox 360 owners will also be able to download the upcoming live-action film based on the series, Dead Rising: Zombrex. With original Dead Rising game director Keiji Inafune at the helm, Zombrex follows two Japanese brothers attempting to escape a quarantined area overrun by zombies. Capcom just announced that the film will soon be available in North America and Europe.
For more on Dead Rising, check out GameSpot's review of the original and check out the interview with Inafune himself below.
How appropriate. A company makes a game about killing zombies, and in turn is killing it's fans with the wait. Just kidding, but seriously.
Capcom hasn't really let me down yet...so I will trust their judgment this time. It better be good though.
Seriously Capcom, I'm dyin' for my (original) zombie killing fix. Left 4 Dead sucks, and Crackdown 2 is looking avarage. I don't know how to say it other than this way.... GIVE IT TO ME NOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! Or I will get nervous and talk to myself and have homicidal thoughts. No not really, but seriously Capcom, your killing people with this wait.
its delayed so microsoft can get there dead rising dlc done.... like i always said Microsoft is only holding the game world back with there unlimited supply of cash to pay off these creators
Err I thought this was coming out in September anyway? Oh yeah I forgot how late GS are with their news. Geez...
I think the delay can best be explained by the release dates of other games. The August 31 release date would have put Dead Rising 2 next to the releases of LA Noire, which would release the day after (according to both GameStop & Amazon's schedules), and considering it's a Rockstar game it might have the potential to dwarf sales of other games. Also, Metroid: Other M is scheduled to release August 31st, and Nintendo games also have a lot of potential to steal the limelight. Halo Reach releases early-mid September, that's probably going to get some notable sales as well. Also, Madden 11 releases in August and will also probably take away from sales potential; though it releases early August, last year's Madden 10 sold about 3 million in a few weeks. Kane & Lynch 2 releases August 17th, Mafia 2 releases August 24th. Even the PSP has some notable releases like the new Kingdom Hearts, Patapon, and Ace Combat games. Other early September releases include the delayed R.U.S.E. and Front Mission Evolved. On the other hand, a late September release date looks much better for Dead Rising 2 (considering game sales of other games mentioned don't carry over). Other competing releases listed are not that significant IMO, games like Test Drive 2, True Crime, Guitar Hero, Shaun White, DDR, etc, nothing else really until later in October like Medal of Honor (10/12), Fallout New Vegas (10/19), F.E.A.R. 3 (10/20), Starwars Force Unleashed 2 (10/26), and Fable 3 (10/26), and so on.
@kavadias1981 I couldn't agree more with your comment, a revised Resident Evil online would be ace this gen. I would also like it if a new game would concentrate more on the survival aspects of a zombie uprising as with the first one, that would be truly great. As for Dead Rising 2, it's dissapointing but I spose an extra month won't kill me. Looking forward to the online co-op in this game, should be a blast : 0 )
@ ChiefFreeman Well, they give you the ability to create new weapons, new outfits, Online Multiplayer, and im sure some DLC is in the works. Things the last game did not have. So...that sounds pretty new to me.
my enthusiasm for this game has waned with each new video they show. It's the same thing as the last game, only different location. How are they going to keep it fresh?
They know know that they are going to need an extra month?? This is a production delay not a development one
Since we're on the subject of Capcom and Zombies, does anybody else really want Cappers to get to work on a RE:Outbreak 3? The PS2 games were clunky and the online was weak, but with our lovely new HD consoles and masses of online gamers it could be a genuinely exciting co-op game. Thumbs up or down for yes and no. You know the drill.
wow, im definitely still getting it for my PS3. I could care less about DLC that should have been in the game.
Here's hoping that they don't change a thing with the save system. The original Dead Rising is easily my favorite game on the 360 and the save system was perfect, not too easy and not too hard.
360 is like a refugee camp, as long as it is game it will take, don't mind the quality, just go for quantity.
@AlmightyMax: Is that a joke? Where have you been man? The 360 usually always gets the exclusive content over the competition, with the rare exception of a few titles, most notably Batman: Arkham Asylum. It's true.
NOOO why that month.. I already have like 2 other games planned on getting that month WHYYYY??? well at least its a good game so I guess it's all good
@lookin_boy I agree. Save mechanic needs total overhaul. Thats why the first one turned me off cuz I had to start over from beginning after every play. And in game saves need to automatic and at checkpoints in the story progression or with the meeting of challenges
I hope Capcom never releases this crap. The first one sucked & was the most overrated piece of crap put on earth & this one will be to
they could have at least announced the prequel release date to satiate fans (who've already had to wait way too long for the sequel as it is)
Gah! Why is EVERYTHING getting pushed back? First Sadness (ultimately canceled), then Hydrophobia, then Sonic 4: Episode 1, then Metroid: Other M, and now Dead Rising 2? What the hell Developers?
they've gotta completely fix the controls for this game... ...the controls were so bad in the first, that it ruined the experience for me.
at least it's only a month longer, not much time considering the 4 year wait since the first game's release, if I'm going to be upset about anything it's why it took Capcom so long to make the sequel
this isn't surprising at all, Capcom's latest releases were all disappointments and failures.it must be worried for Dead Rising 2 too!
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